AmeriCorps Education Award Only programs are designed to add value to on-going service initiatives through the Education Award and through additional support and training. Student Leaders in Service is ideal for higher education institutions that already sponsor community service efforts and have the capacity to recruit, train, supervise and generally support these leaders in service.
AmeriCorps members who successfully complete a minimum of 300 hours of service (over the course of a year), as well as other minor program requirements, are eligible to receive an AmeriCorps education award of at least $1,175. Education awards can be used to repay qualified student loans or to pay all or part of the cost of attending a qualified institution of higher education.
Student Leaders in Service involves 340 members at 40 campuses in MA, CT, and PR. These campuses have a deep commitment to the value of service in education and to fulfilling their public trust by graduating people who are active participants in civic life. To encourage student ownership of public service as a way of teaching, learning and living, we offer a program that will involve students as active participants in the institutionalization of service-learning, as advocates for strong community-campus partnerships, and as direct providers of service.
This program is available to all, without regard to race, color, national origin, disability, age, sex, political affiliation, or religion.
For more information, contact:
Jeremy Poehnert, Member Service Specialist